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Henry Navarro Delgado

Henry Navarro Delgado

Associate Professor


  • BFA Drawing and Ceramics, Wilfredo Lam Professional Arts School, Nueva Gerona
  • MFA Sculpture, The University of Arts of Cuba


Henry Navarro Delgado is an interdisciplinary designer, artist, scholar and activist. Focused on the convergence of fashion, visual culture, and social empowerment, his research encompasses theoretical and creative inquires. Navarro Delgado is known for his collaborative fashion-based public art projects exploring topics relevant to different communities with their direct participation.

  • Co-creative Art and Design
  • Design Practice and Theory
  • Fashion Activism
  • Non-Western Fashion 
  • Apparel Sizing 
  • Experimental Art and Design
  • Popular Culture
  • Visual Culture

Navarro, H. (2018). Ahola (aloha backwards): Social practice fashion Honolulu style. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 17 (1), 107-122. (in press)

Navarro, H., Rahman, O. (2017). Social media mining of apparel sizing and consumption for men 5ft. 8in. and under, Fashion and Media Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (published)

Rahman, O., Navarro, H. (2017). A comprehensive study of short male consumers: Garment fit, body size and clothing choice, International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida (published)

Navarro, H. (2017). Ahola (Aloha Backwards): Social practice fashion Honolulu style, International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes Conference, Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Netherlands. (published)

Rahman, O. & Navarro, H. (2017). A dilemma with height: A critical review of body image and clothing choice for men of shorter stature, Association for Consumer Research, Latin America Conference, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Colombia (published)

Rahman, O. & Navarro, H. (2017). Participatory design approach: Fashion design for short male consumers, 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome. (published)

(2016). Ahola (aloha backwards): A site-specific public fashion project, THE RUBIX 2016, Image Arts Center, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, scholarly exhibit

(2016). Ahola (aloha backwards) conceptual editorial, Fashion Now & Then: Fashion as Art Conference, LIM College, New York, USA, scholarly exhibit

(2016). Ahola (aloha backwards): A site-specific public fashion project, Fashion Art Toronto 2016, Toronto, runway show

(2015). Ahola: A site-specific public fashion project, Hawaii Fashion Month 2015, The Modern Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, public runway show & panel